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Liberal Arts - Dance
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

The Dance degree option prepares students for transfer as dance majors to four year college and universities by having them complete a minimum of four college level courses.  (DAN 131, DAN 132, Dan 201, DAN 202). The option provides students with a mastery and awareness of the craft of dance arts in theory and practice. Students will also experience the aesthetic value of dance as an art form. Students are required to engage in the study of technique, improvisation, composition, production and criticism. The option also provides students the opportunity to develop the ability to explore and extend their artistic, cognitive and psychomotor potential through movement skills.

What will students learn if they study Liberal Arts?
They receive a solid foundation upon which to build conceptual and communication skills and the essential components of a general education, which make up a large part of every liberal arts career or professional program at the bachelor's degree level. Students also study a foreign language, which is a basic component of a liberal arts education. It broadens their world perspectives by introducing them to another culture and helps develop an awareness of their own language and cultural identity. Students may earn a degree by selecting either the general option or by choosing one of the many specialized options.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in my major?
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I must be verified with a passing score on the College's placement test. Students must also have a grade of "C" or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?
Students who do not need developmental coursework can complete the degree in two years. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.